HC Deb 29 July 1958 vol 592 c1226

Postponed Lords Amendment, in the Title: In line 7, leave out "and".

Sir I. Horobin

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

This and the next Lords Amendment to the Title are consequential as they relate to the working facilities under the Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Act, 1923.

Mr. Ross

I understand that the Title will now read: … mortgages, milling leases and orders conferring working rights … I am in considerable difficulty about that, bearing in mind that the term "mortgage" is not the legal term which is used in Scotland. As it is always qualified wherever else it appears, I wonder how it has got into the Title without having been qualified. Since we are making an Amendment of the Title, why do the Government not make it clear that there is no such thing in Scottish law as a mortgage? I believe that it is called "heritable security."

Mr. Deputy-Speaker

We can amend the Title only to bring it into line with the Amendments which we have passed. We cannot do anything more with it.

Question put and agreed to.

Postponed Lords Amendment, in the Title, line 7, after "leases" insert: and orders conferring working rights, agreed to.